When you collapse on the couch after a long workday and start scrolling through social media, you’re not doing your tired brain any favors, says author Celeste Headlee.
“Your brain sees your phone as work,” she explains. “To your brain, any time that phone is visible, part of your brain is expending part of its energy on preparing for a notification to come in. It’s like a runner at the starting gate.”
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